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Verizon claims 5G bragging rights; home broadband service launching in October

Verizon claims 5G bragging rights; home broadband service launching in October

Verizon has announced that it will be launching its 5G home broadband service on October 1 across parts of Sacramento, Los Angeles, Houston, and Indianapolis, with the service to provide typical network speeds of 300Mbps and peak speeds of 1Gbps.

First adopters will be able to receive fixed broadband internet service for three months at no charge. And best of all, there will be no data caps... Advertised prices include taxes and fees. Verizon 5G Home is only available in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento, initially, and only in certain neighborhoods of those four cities. Verizon Wireless customers will also get early purchasing access to 5G smartphones when they become available.

Current Verizon customers will have to pay $50 a month while it will cost non-customers $70 a month. Verizon's also including a free Apple TV 4K or Google Chromecast Ultra for 5G Home customers.

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"We spent the last three years driving the industry to bring 5G to consumers as soon as possible", said Ronan Dunne, head of Verizon's wireless business. "We appreciate the partnership of network equipment makers, device manufacturers, software developers, and chip makers in reaching this critical milestone". "As a result of this initiative and ongoing collaboration, we will rapidly deliver the promise of 5G to our customers".

While the service won't be using the mobile 5G standard, Verizon will utilize mmWave technology which uses spectrum between 30 and 300 GHz. Good question. Simply put, 5G networking is the next major evolution of mobile wireless technology.


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